Though no specific destination has been mentioned, it appears that Oscar Pistorius is really set on getting the court to reconsider his bail conditions particularly where travelling is concerned. Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his lover Reeva Steenkamp on the morning of Valentine’s Day a few weeks ago.
Among other things, Pistorius feels that reporting to the Brooklyn police station two times every week is not justified. News24 confirmed that the wonder boy of Paralympic sport will appear in court to voice the appeal against his current bail conditions on Thursday 28 March. Oscar Pistorius was expected to pay R 100 000 of his R 1 million bail upon his release and the remainder was due on 1 March.
The Pistorius family is set for tough times ahead as they prepare for a tiresome and eventful week. According to News24, Oscar’s brother, Carl Pistorius will appear in a separate court in Johannesburg on Wednesday to tell his side of the story in a case of culpable homicide. Carl will be in court only a day before Oscar appeals his bail conditions.
Some of the consequences of the shooting at the athlete’s home in Pretoria include several sponsors withdrawing their support of Oscar. The spotlight has been on the popular sport attire and equipment brand Nike. There is one particular advertising campaign that Nike decided to withdraw because they felt it would have been insensitive and inappropriate to continue to use the advertisement in its marketing and promotions campaigns. The advert has the following wording: “I am the bullet in the chamber”. This statement, made in 2007, was referring to Oscar’s speed on the track.
Though his appeal against bail conditions is scheduled for this Thursday, Oscar Pistorius will appear in court concerning the Reeva Steenkamp murder charge on 4 June.